Snacks & Candy

Snacks and candy category news for the convenience store retail industry.
Michele Buck Hershey

Michele Buck

Will now also oversee operations in Central, South America

HERSHEY, Pa. -- The Hershey Co. has named Michele Buck as executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective immediately. She will continue to report to John Bilbrey, chairman, president and CEO of Hershey. Buck brings more than 25 years of consumer-packaged-goods (CPG) experience to...

Limited-edition packaging features images of popular summer destinations

HYANNIS, Mass. -- To celebrate summer vacations, kettle-cooked-potato-chip maker Cape Cod is introducing #RoadTripChip limited-edition bags, sold only in convenience stores through Labor Day. The bags are available in seven flavors and feature images of famous U.S. landmarks and picturesque...

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